Programs

Our career programs and resources are big on opportunity.

We participate in a variety of programs that provide pathways to better and brighter career opportunities for participants.

Veteran Services

Are you a veteran or military family member seeking education or employment?  With our Operation: GoodJobs program, we can provide one-on-one, intensive assistance with your employment search. Contact veterans@goodwillsc.org or call 864.351.0119.

ESL

In partnership with Pickens County Adult Education, English as Second Language (ESL) classes are held weekly at the Easley Job Connection. Students must enroll through Pickens Adult Ed

Financial Stability Centers (United Way Centers for Working Families)

Goodwill Financial Stability Centers, located in BereaSimpsonville, and Kershaw/Camden, provide comprehensive services from a variety of nonprofit organizations to help people stabilize their finances.  Services provided include:

  • Employment Services, such as job leads/referrals and job training programs
  • Financial Literacy, including basic budgeting, short-term and long-term financial goal setting, and credit counseling.
  • Benefit Access, including screening and application assistance for SNAP, TANF, FAFSA, Medicaid, and other programs

All services are provided free of charge.  

Questions?
Email GoodwillFSC@goodwillsc.org

Work Readiness Workshops

Regularly scheduled workshops at participating Goodwill Job Connections covering topics such as:

  • Effective job searching techniques
  • Online applications and job search
  • Resume writing
  • Interview Tips
  • Basic Computer Literacy
  • Overcoming barriers to employment 
Visit a Goodwill Job Connection for more information.
GoodGuides®

Goodwill® GoodGuides® is a national mentoring program that helps youth ages 12-17 achieve educational and career goals through:

  • Mentoring
     -Screened, trained volunteer mentors work with youth 1:1 or in a group setting
     -School-based and community based mentoring opportunities
  • Skills Building and Work/Career Readiness Sessions
  • Career and College Exploration Field Trips
  • Service Learning Projects

Email goodguides@goodwillsc.org or call 864.320.2912.

Goodwill Industries reserves the right to make the final selection on all clients/students due to the limited program space.

WIOA Youth Program

The WIOA Youth Program provides free case management and support services for job-seeking youth (age 18-24) who live in Greenville County.  This initiative is funded through Greenville County Workforce Development.

Training Includes:

  • Paid Educational Development/GED Prep
  • Paid Work Experience
  • Work Readiness Training
  • Opportunity for Training in Food Service, Retail, Certified Nurse Aide, Construction, Manufacturing, and more
  • Opportunity to Earn a Nationally-recognized Certification
  • Opportunity to receive supportive services during training such as transportation and childcare reimbursement

Participant Requirements:

  • Must be Age 18-24 Years Old
  • Must be residents of Greenville County
  • Not Enrolled in School (and/or high school dropout)
  • Facing challenges to employment
  • Meet program eligibility requirements

If interested:

  1. Download the interest form here.
  2. Complete it.
  3. Bring to a Job Connection site or scan completed application and email to greenvilleyouth@goodwillsc.org.

Questions?
Call 877- LETSWRK (877.538.7975) or e-mail greenvilleyouth@goodwillsc.org

WIOA is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TTY 711

SCSEP

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides older workers access to job skills training. Participants may train up to 20 hours per week and are paid the highest of federal, state or local minimum wage. Services are available in the following South Carolina counties: Anderson, Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, Union, Greenwood, Laurens, Edgefield, Abbeville, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Richland, Chester, Lancaster, York, Chesterfield, Darlington, Florence, Sumter, Dillon, Marion, Georgetown, and Horry.

Training Includes:

  • Assessment of Interests, Skills and Abilities
  • Assistance with Development of an Employment Plan
  • Support and Connection to Resources and Specialized Training
  • Assistance with Finding and Keeping Employment

Participant Requirements:

  • Must be Age 55 or Older
  • Meet Family Income Requirements
  • Currently Unemployed and With Poor Employment Prospects
  • Reside in County Where the Program Operates

Performance
Participants receive $7.25 per hour while in training at their host sites and, in addition, participate in work readiness and other occupational and employability skills training.  The average time a participant is in the program is 27 months; however, there are occasions when a person can participate in SCSEP for up to 48 months. As participants complete or exit the program, the empty slot is filled with another individual. 

Enrollment
Please email scsep@goodwillsc.org or call 803.448.2581 or toll-free at 877- LETSWRK (877.538.7975).

*Priority is given to persons over 60 years of age, Veterans, and individuals with the greatest economic need.

Ticket to Work

This employment program is for people with disabilities who are interested in going to work. The Ticket Program is part of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 – legislation designed to remove barriers that previously influenced people’s decisions about going to work due to concerns over losing health care coverage.

Program Goal:
Increase opportunities and choices for Social Security disability beneficiaries to attain support services, training and jobs from designated Employment Networks (ENs) which include public and private providers, employers, and other organizations.

Participant Requirements:
Adult beneficiary, ages 18 through 64, who receives cash benefits from Social Security based on disability under the Social Security Disability Insurance program and/or the Supplemental Security Income program.

Questions?

Email goodwilltraining@goodwillsc.org, call 864.351.0114 (Upstate) or 803.731.1786 (Midlands), or contact your local Goodwill Job Connection for more information. 

YouthBuild Greenville

The YouthBuild Greenville program helps young adults between the ages of 16-24 attain education and skills for a career in the construction industry.   

Training Includes:

  • GED instruction by certified teachers
  • Construction Training leading to certification
  • Paid work experience at Habitat for Humanity build sites
  • Leadership training and activities
  • Assistance with transportation and child care

Participant Requirements:

  • Must be Age 16-24 Years Old
  • Must be residents of Greenville County
  • No High School Diploma or GED
  • Meet other eligibility requirements

Questions?

Visit a Goodwill Job Connection for more information, email youthbuild@goodwillsc.org, or call 864-605-8270.